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Clarke First Foreign Winner At Angell Park In Over 30 Years

Adam ClarkeBy Bryan Gapinski, Sun Prairie, Wis., August 15, 2004--Adam Clarke from Newcastle, Australia captured the 25-lap Badger Midget Series feature, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. Clarke became only the second driver from Australia to score a
feature victory in the tracks 57-year history. Billy Humphreys won the Badger feature at the facility on August 5, 1973. Clarke scored a Badger Series feature win in 2002 at a different facility.
Boyd Calvert paced the opening lap before New Zealand's Michael Pickens moved in front. Pickens opened up a eight car length lead, when he slowed on the sixth lap with a flat tire. On the restart Calvert led Aaron Fike, Scott Hatton, and Clarke. Clarke moved into second place on the ninth lap. Using the high groove which was very unstable at moments, Clarke passed Calvert at the line to lead the tenth lap.
Clarke, Hatton, and Fike pulled away from the field, and were separated by around two-three car lengths the next seven laps. Clarke began lapping the tail of the field, and increased his lead over Fike who moved into second
place, with four laps remaining.
Clarke finished 2.14 seconds ahead of Fike, Hatton, Brandon Waelti, and Calvert.
Hatton increased his series point lead over Davey Ray to 229 points, after Ray experienced engines problems in his heat race, and was unable to start the feature.
The series will make their first ever appearance at the Farley (Iowa) Speedway on Saturday Night August 21, before returning to Angell Park Speedway for the CornFest 50-lap feature event on August 22.

QUAL       HT 1   B-FT   A-FT  
1 13 CLARKE 14.8 1 P.JONES 1 HESS 1 CLARKE
2 20 WEISENSEL 14.976 2 FLESHER 2 LABROSSE 2 FIKE
3 15 HATTON 14.976 3 KUHN 3 LUEBKE 3 HATTON
4 7 HESS 15.032 4 LEJEUNE 4 WOOD 4 WAELTI
5 23 STANFILL 15.036 5 DULL 5 J.JONES 5 CALVERT
6 95 FIKE 15.098 HT 2   6 FLESHER 6 GOUGH
7 81 DESELLE 15.116 1 WAELTI 7 P.JONES 7 STANFILL
8 5 RAY 15.136 2 HATTON 8 MAYHEW 8 HESS
9 3 WAELTI 15.169 3 FIKE 9 DULL 9 FISCUS
10 82 GOUGH 15.217 4 CALVERT 10 LEJEUNE 10 J.JONES
11 31 PICKENS 15.432 5 COONAN 11 RAY 11 DESELLE
12 19 CALVERT 15.48 HT 3   12 SHREFFLER 12 LUEBKE
13 93 LABROSSE 15.483 1 PICKENS 13 PICKENS
14 6 FISCUS 15.512 2 STANFILL 14 FLESHER
15 21 J.JONES 15.53 3 LUNDGREEN 15 COONAN
16 87 SLOTTEN 15.534 4 TERRY 16 SLOTTEN
17 14 WOOD 15.571 5 FISCUS 17 TERRY
18 22 MUELLER 15.596 HT4   18 KUHN
19 57 KOCH 15.626 1 DESELLE 19 P.JONES
20 40 LUNDGREEN 15.639 2 CLARKE 20 LABROSSE
21 21 MAYHEW 16.682 3 KOCH 21 KOCH
22 43 LUEBKE 15.686 4 GOUGH 22 WOOD
23 4 TERRY 15.72 5 SLOTTEN
24 81 COONAN 15.821 DASH      
25 99 KUHN 15.874 1 STANFILL    
26 59 FLESHER 15.983 2 HESS    
27 21 SHREFFLER 16.289 3 FIKE    
28 56 DULL 16.501 4 WEISENSEL    
29 29 P.JONES 16.55 5 HATTON    
30 34 LeJEUNE 16.554 6 CLARKE    
31 97 HOEGSTED 17.313        
32 7X FISCUS NT